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Memorial Day
Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2317
From: SoMass
Posted: 2010-05-31 06:49 am   Permalink

I'd like to stray from Tiki for just a moment to offer my sincere Thanks to all of those who served our country, past & present, living & dead & especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice so we can live in this great country. To my parents generation, raised in the depression & who came of age during WWII, I offer a special Thank You. You faced obstacles we will never know & with your courage, hard-work & indomitable spirit, you triumphed over tyranny & gave us the ability to live the lives we lead & be who we need to be.
Thank You & God Bless



 
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Mongoloid
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Joined: Apr 25, 2008
Posts: 585
From: Long Beach
Posted: 2010-05-31 07:05 am   Permalink

Amen!

 
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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 1776
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2010-05-31 07:38 am   Permalink

Very well said my friend and thank you to all the folks who have served our country so long and so well.
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ThreeTikis
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Joined: Jun 24, 2006
Posts: 62
From: Las Vegas, Nv
Posted: 2010-05-31 08:11 am   Permalink

Well said Big K.
Wonderful Post.
And for their sake and ours, let's be sure we don't let the greatness of this country slip away.


 
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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5693
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2010-05-31 08:20 am   Permalink

Wonderful tribute BK...today we honor those that gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom...bless them all.
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littlegiles
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Joined: Jun 08, 2003
Posts: 665
From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2010-05-31 08:22 am   Permalink

Very well said!

It is on Memorial Day that I miss my father the most. I was always super proud of my dad. He was 16 during WWII and quit school, lied about his age and joined the navy so he could serve. He spent the war in the South Pacific on a PT boat. After the war, he went back to school and graduated and I proudly wear his high school ring today.

Bless all our soldiers past and present!


 
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danlovestikis
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 4717
Posted: 2010-05-31 08:46 am   Permalink

I've been watching CNN all morning. One special day among all our days to say thank you to our military. We know how fortunate we are for the people who protect our rights and our shores. Thank you and God Bless, Wendy and Dan
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zerostreet
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Joined: Feb 06, 2010
Posts: 1940
From: http://www.zerostreet.com
Posted: 2010-05-31 09:22 am   Permalink

Yes, a big thanks to those who served and are serving! Many of which are my friends!
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7581
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2010-05-31 10:42 am   Permalink

"Good night Smedley D. Butler wherever you are..."
We had to say that everynight in Marine Corps bootcamp back in 82...
It wasn't until i read his "War is a Racket"
that i realized the true love he had for his country
and especially the Marines he Commanded...
And the seriousness of the actual decision to go into combat....
Smedley told it like it was...
That he was proud of his Service and his men
but had severe misgivings to some unnecessary battles and invasions....
What a brave honorable man to speak his mind
only after accomplishing his missions and career...
Class Act!

Happy Memorial Day to you all
and to all those servicemen and women out there!
Thank you for making the many sacrifices it takes to serve!
Semper Fi!
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2317
From: SoMass
Posted: 2010-05-31 6:32 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-05-31 08:22, littlegiles wrote:
Very well said!

It is on Memorial Day that I miss my father the most. I was always super proud of my dad. He was 16 during WWII and quit school, lied about his age and joined the navy so he could serve. He spent the war in the South Pacific on a PT boat. After the war, he went back to school and graduated and I proudly wear his high school ring today.

Bless all our soldiers past and present!



My dad also lied about his age to join the Marines at age 16. He went through boot camp & special training, but the war ended before he was sent overseas. I had 4 uncles in combat, 2 from each side of the family. After the war, my dad went to work as a maintenance mechanic at an abrasives factory. He later went back to get his High School Diploma, Bachelor's Degree & Master's Degree, while working full-time, sometimes 2 jobs & supporting a wife & 2 kids. He finally just ran out of gas halfway to his Doctorate. That generation has always amazed me. Nothing was out of reach or impossible for them. If it needed to be done, they just did it. I try to live my life as much like them as possible & I hope my Mom & Dad would be proud of me.


 
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Tuna Tiki
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Joined: Nov 11, 2008
Posts: 74
From: Northridge Ca
Posted: 2010-05-31 6:53 pm   Permalink

I really don't think I can say anything that has not already been said about our brave warriors out there everyday protecting my sorry ass. I thank my lucky stars every day that we live in the greatest nation on earth and have thousands of brave men and women willing to fight to keep it that way.

To all soldiers past present and future; Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.


 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2317
From: SoMass
Posted: 2011-05-30 5:41 pm   Permalink

It's that time again & I'd like to, once again, take this opportunity to thank all of our veterans, past & present, especially those who paid the ultimate price so that we may enjoy all of the freedoms we live with everyday. I hope they have found eternal peace. I leave you with the latest incarnation of my WWII tribute display in my lounge, including the miniature flag pole I found this year, lowered to half mast.
Rick


 
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TikiTomD
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Joined: Sep 20, 2009
Posts: 675
From: Flagler Beach, FL
Posted: 2011-05-30 6:37 pm   Permalink

A noble tribute to all of those past and present who serve/have served our country and defended her so that we may enjoy manifold freedoms; we owe you more than mere words can confer, but a sincere and heartfelt thank you...

-Tom


 
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Polly
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Joined: Aug 09, 2010
Posts: 118
Posted: 2011-06-01 7:08 pm   Permalink

May God bless all of us.

 
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King Bushwich the 33rd
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Joined: Jan 10, 2005
Posts: 1168
From: Ling Cod Beach, CA 90803
Posted: 2011-11-11 10:18 am   Permalink

The date of this post is 11/11/11 which may have been declared as Nigel Tufnel Day but more importantly it is Veterans Day. So to all of you who served our country in the military service, thank you for preserving our freedom which not only allows us to debate about what is tiki but to speak our minds about much bigger issues.


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